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Shortened School Week | Rising Mississippi River | Modern Architecture | 3/22/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Shortened School Week in Avoyelles Parish

Avoyelles Parish voted to implement a four-day school week beginning next year. The policy change is part of an effort to recruit and retain teachers, as Avoyelles Parish is the lowest paid district in the state. Natasha Williams spends a day in Marksville talking with school officials and parents about the change.

The Rising Mississippi River

High water levels on the Mississippi River is currently having a large impact on the local economy and the environment. Andre’ Moreau speaks with Tyler Gray, president of the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, about the economic side of the situation. Andre’ also talks with Harry Blanchet, a biologist at the Department Of Wildlife And Fisheries, about the impact on fish and wildlife.

Modern Architecture & St. Katharine Drexel Chapel

The look of St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University in New Orleans is uniquely modern, being designed by world famous architect Cesar Pelli. The chapel, completed in 2012, was built on the northeast edge of the campus, just next to the Pontchartrain expressway. Sister Monica tells the story behind the chapel and what it means to Xavier University.


Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana's only statewide news magazine and one of the longest running television programs in the nation, is in its 42nd season on the air.

The program airs Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7PM.

This award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues. This includes continuing coverage of stories like the lasting effect of the BP oil spill on Louisiana’s coastline, the devastating floods of 2016, or the continuing coverage of healthcare, education and state budget issues.

Since its inception in 1976, “Louisiana: The State We’re In” has been a leader in coverage of the Louisiana Legislature. Its goal has always been to explain how legislation will affect the lives of the people of the state. That coverage expands during the legislative session to include daily updates and a wrap up of the week’s events on the Friday broadcast that features live interviews with lawmakers and experts on legislation.

The program also features stories on the art, culture and the people and places that make Louisiana so unique.

Archived episodes are also available in our Video Archive.

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